Applied Nuclear Physics: Course Outline
This course explores elements of nuclear physics for engineering students
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Radiation Detection and Measurement byCall Number: 539.77 KNOISBN: 9780470131480Publication Date: 20100816Edition statement:4th ed.

Radiation detection and measurement Student solutions manual byCall Number: 539.77 KNOISBN: 9780470649725Publication Date: 2010
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Course Outline
 Radiation sources: Units and definitions.
 Fast electron sources.
 Heavy charged particle sources.
 Sources of EM radiation and neutron sources.
 Radiation interaction: Interaction of heavy charged particles.
 Interaction of fast electrons.
 Interaction of gamma rays.
 Interaction of neutrons.
 Radiation exposure and dose.
 Counting statistics and error prediction: Characterization of data.
 Statistical models.
 Application of statistical models.
 Error propagation.
 Optimization of counting experiments.
 Limits of detest ability, and Distribution of time intervals.
 General properties of radiation detectors: Simplified detector model.
 Modes of detector operation.
 Pulse height Spectra.
 Counting curves and plateaus.
 Energy resolution, Detection efficiency.
 Dead time. Ionization chambers: The ionization process in gases.
 Charge migration and collections.
 Design and operation of DC ion chambers.
 Radiation dose measurement with ion chambers.
 Application of DC ion chambers.
 Radiation dose measurement with ion chambers.
 Applications of DC ion chambers.
 Pulse mode operation.
EBooks

by National Research Council Staff
Physics Survey Committee,
Board on Physics and 
by Egidi, Pietro
ISBN 9781613243374
Date of Publication 2010 
by Casten, R. F.
ISBN 9781601296375
Date of Publication 1990